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8 delectable scone toppings that you have to try!

Has your frantic search for the best and most delicious scone toppings landed you on this webpage? 

Well, then, it sure is your lucky day as I have a list of the most delectably divine toppings for scones waiting for you!

My love for scones knows no bounds. Whether you prepare sweetened or slightly salty scones, I’ll devour them all. 

I also love to experiment with different scone toppings so that I may never tire of this divine dish, which can’t ever happen to begin with, but let me have my dramatic flair! 

This is also why it mustn’t come as a surprise to you that I like to think of myself as an expert on scone toppings. 

So, without further ado, let’s explore some of my favorite scone toppings that you just have to try!

1. Whipped Cream and Fruits 

Listen, I’m someone who truly enjoys the simple pleasures of life, and there’s no topping as pleasurable and simple as whipped cream! 

There’s something so magical about topping slightly sweetened scones with a generous helping of whipped cream. And it gets even better when you put some juicy fruits on there! Think, sliced or whole strawberries and blueberries – oh-so-divine!  

2. Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is arguably the most loved scone topping. You can either opt for store-bought lemon curd or prepare your unique version at home. 

This tangy curd pairs quite well with plain scones, pumpkin scones, fruit scones, and even white chocolate scones.

Click here to learn how to make lemon curd!

3. Jellies, Jams, and Marmalades

Fruity marmalades make for an ideal topping for citrusy and fruit scones. They also pair surprisingly well with chocolate scones. Jams and jellies, on the other hand, come in a wide array of flavors and you can pair them with any type of scone out there! 

My favorite jam for a basic fruit scone has to be a delightfully tart and sweet strawberry jam. Mango or pineapple jam also tastes divine with plain scones. 

Click here to learn how to make strawberry jam! 

4. Herbed Butter

Listen, I’m someone who truly enjoys the simple pleasures of life, and there’s no topping as Herbed butter is one of the most exquisite scone toppings to have ever existed! You can prepare different varieties of herbed butter by mixing butter with different herbs, such as thyme, basil rosemary, oregano, and dill. 

This combination makes for a truly luxurious and creamy topping for scones!

Click here to learn different ways to make herbed butter!

5. Raw Honey

When it comes to trying out different toppings for scones, I love to go back to the basics every now and then. A simple raw honey topping for plain scones sort of acts as a palette cleanser and makes for the perfect break from other tasty toppings on this list. 

The best part about choosing to top your scones with honey is that this no-frills topping requires no special prep. All you have to do is pour some honey on top of your scones and you’re all set!

6. Smoked Salmon

This is one of my most favorite savory scone toppings. Smoked salmon is a fancy dish on its own, but when you put it on top of fresh or even day-old scones, you make a full-blown delicious meal on your hands. 

If you want to add some more flavors and textures, you can always top the salmon with some crème fraiche and sun-dried tomatoes!

Click here to learn how to smoke salmon! 

7. Homemade Pesto

Even though you can buy a jar of pesto at your local store, there’s just something special about the homemade version. The winning blend of basil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, and shredded parmesan makes for an absolutely finger-licking topping for scones!  

Click here to learn how to make delicious pesto! 

8. Prosciutto and Parmesan

I simply adore the buttery after-taste of prosciutto. When you combine this buttery goodness with some good-quality parmesan, then there’s hardly a more thrilling topping for scones. 

This delightful combination of aged and cured meat with cheese is an unquestioning winner in my eyes!

The Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed reading this list of the best scone toppings as much as I enjoyed compiling it. Each topping that I’ve mentioned offers unique flavors and textures, which can take plain scones to the next level.

 I’m sure that reading about these mouthwatering toppings has surely got you craving this delightful snack! 

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try these delightful toppings with your favorite scones to find your go-to topping!

Scone toppings

Scone toppings

8 delectably divine toppings that can take your plain scones to the next level


  • Whipped cream and fruits 
  • Lemon curd
  • Jellies, jams, and marmalades
  • Herbed butter
  • Raw honey
  • Smoked salmon
  • Homemade pesto
  • Prosciutto and parmesan


  1. Choose a few scone toppings to try.
  2. Share with us your favorites.
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